Geronimo the Apache leader died in 1909 and to this day there is controversy over his remains.
In June of 2009 the federal government has asked that a lawsuit alleging that the great Apache leader’s remains be returned to his family descendents. The remains were allegedly taken by the Skull and Bones secret society members in 1918 from Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Geronimo’s descendents seek to rebury his remains near his birthplace in New Mexico’s. This highlights the Native American’s desire to be with the land and to dwell in the place of their birth which is believed to be the place and land that was entrusted to them for care.